P&O offers chance to name new ship

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Carnival Corporation’s P&O Cruises is inviting past guests and the general public to name its new ship.

The winner will also be invited to the naming ceremony of the new vessel as a VIP guest in 2020.

The competition, launches today (July 10) and a winner will be announced in the new year.

The last ship that P&O launched was Britannia, pictured, in 2015.

P&O Cruises senior vice president Paul Ludlow said: “This new ship will be the first new launch for P&O Cruises in five years and will play a pivotal role in redefining the brand and broadening our appeal. It is therefore incredibly important that we have a name that reflects the ship’s heritage as well as highlighting the array of new cruising experiences it will offer – something memorable and dignified that reflects its position as the new star in our fleet. I encourage the general public to get their thinking caps on but also to remember that naming a ship is akin to naming a child. The name is an inherent part of its personality and is something that will sail with it for life!”

The 5,200-passenger ship will be Britain’s biggest cruise ship.

Ludlow continued: “The ship will bring an array of new cruising experiences to guests and attract newcomers to the brand, whilst instantly resonating with forward-thinking P&O Cruises guests, encapsulating the ‘P&O-ness’ they recognise and love. Choice, flexibility and the ability to create individual holiday experiences on board will be at its heart.”

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Sam Ballard

Sam Ballard is the publisher of CRUISE ADVISER and has been writing about the cruise industry for a number of years. His CV includes the likes of shipping magazine International Cruise & Ferry Review and the digital publication Cruise News. He can be contacted on:sam@cruise-adviser.com.

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